Honors Theology 12 - Beta - Kolbe Academy

Honors Theology 12 – Beta

Morality & Church History III

This aim of this course is to teach students how to pray, and inspire them to pursue virtue and sanctity, to trust in Divine Providence, and to make life choices based on sound moral principles.  The course will explore in the Church teachings regarding prayer, Divine Providence, morality, vocations, marriage, the family, the Church and, in true Kolbian style, it will end with a study of Our Blessed Mother.

The course will:

  • Introduce the student to a devout life in the modern world & the practice of mental prayer
  • Give the student the tools to distinguish between forms of prayer that are compatible with Christianity & those that are not
  • Explain why sanctity & perfection consist in doing “everything to conform to God’s will” as St. Teresa of Avila says, & why that is the highest perfection possible
  • Encourage boundless trust in God, His Divine Providence, His Love, & His Mercy
  • Impart a firm understanding of Christian moral principals & the proper application of Christian moral principals in life situations
  • Impart a greater understanding of the dignity of the human person, freewill, & vocation
  • Foster a deeper admiration of the particular callings within the Church
  • Inspire each student to respond with greater zeal to the Universal Call to Holiness
  • Reveal the beauty & sanctity of Matrimony in the Catholic Church & the benefits & responsibilities of family life
  • Show forth the excellence of religious vocations, their benefits & responsibilities, as well as briefly define the various type of religious vocations in the Church
  • Further the understanding of one’s duties to God, Church, self, spouse, family, state, & society
  • Foster a profound appreciation & understanding of Our Lady, her role in salvation & in our lives

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (H) credit will have eight papers, a mid-term, and final exam each semester.  Additionally, honors students should expect to have daily reading and minor weekly written assignments or quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and some grades are established by the parent.  To receive honors credit with Kolbe Academy, students must submit a number of designated assignments to Kolbe Academy for grading, usually exams and select papers.  The parent- and Kolbe-established grades are averaged to produce the final grade for the honors course.

Alternatively, a student may enroll in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive additional grading assistance by a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents may still submit grades for the student to be averaged in with the required Kolbe-graded honors assignments, or they may use the teacher-graded materials only to receive credit.

  • The Holy Bible, standard version (hard-bound and soft-bound editions available)
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church, Liberia Editrice Vaticana & U.S. Catholic Conference
  • Introduction to the Devout Life, St. Francis De Sales, translated by John K. Ryan
  • Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence, Bl. Claude ColombiereFr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure
  • MLA Handbook Eighth Edition

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Optional physical copies available for purchase for the following under the Theology 12 “Optional Material” section in the Kolbe Bookstore (digital copies are provided with the self-paced course):

  • Introduction to the Devout Life Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Press
  • Trustful Surrender & Morality Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Press
  • Church History III & Morality Reader, Kolbe Academy Press
  • Church History III & Morality Study Guide, Kolbe Academy Press

Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar. 
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 1: Paper Topic* Week 1: Paper Topic*
Week 4: Paper Topic* Week 3: Paper Topic*
Week 5: Paper Topic* Week 4: Paper Topic*
Week 6: Paper Topic* Week 7: Paper Topic*
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 10: Paper Topic* Week 10: Paper Topic*
Week 12: Paper Topic* Week 12: Paper Topic*
Week 13: Paper Topic* Week 14: Paper Topic*
Week 16: Paper Topic* Week 15: Paper Topic*
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam

*We developed a rubric to assist in grading the paper assignments.  Each paper assignment will have the rubric available for the student in the course.

 

Course Details:

Section Number

SCT-12H-BETA

Grades (Typical)

9 – 12 (12th)

Lecturer

Mr. Brown

Lecture Format

Self-Paced

Tuition

$499

Honors Fee

$69

Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus

$200

Credits (Type)

 10 (Theology)

Transcript Designation

 H

Self-Paced Companion Courses

US & Modern History
Modern Era Literature
Creative Writing

Online Companion Courses

US & Modern History
Modern Era Literature
Creative Writing

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Core (K) level.

Course Plan Sample

Honors Theology 12

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.

 

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